Month: April 2018

McNally re Funding Formula letter of support from SD61 Board [did not support in vote] : We needed to have done  much more public engagement, ie open houses, focus groups on an issue that very likely  will  bring significant and profound change. The majority of people I have spoken with have no idea how profile funding will work or what the implications are.

Public goods should be funded by public money through sufficient taxes to provide optimum operation. Both public education and public health – hospitals – are critical public goods, yet both are dependent on fundraising or the  personally favoured  cause of  wealthy philanthropists. Education and hospitals should not have to turn to bake sales and golf tournaments   for funding.

SD61 Budget information can be found here. Special Budget Meeting – Thursday, April 12, 2018, 7 p.m. Operations Policy and Planning (OPPS) Committee Meeting –Monday, April 16, 2018, 7 p.m. Special Budget Meeting –  Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 7 p.m., or Comment in writing to community@sd61.bc.ca  Present: McNally, Nohr, Paynter, Watters, Whiteaker Regrets: Board Chair Loring-Kuhanga, Orcherton Absent: […]